2022 NFL Draft Watch List

Get started on next year's class with this watch list.

It’s never too early to get started on 2022’s draft class—a class that looks very good on paper one year out.

The scouting process for any draft class starts with a list. Who are the top players to watch? Who stood out last year while evaluating draft-eligible players? Which top juniors returned to school for a senior season? Those are all questions that are taken into account while building out what will become an over 700 player list.

This is just the start of that with players added through agent, scout, or coach recommendation or added after standing out while teammates were evalauted.

Quarterbacks

Jayden Daniels, Arizona State (6'3", 185)
Phil Jurkovec, Boston College (6'5", 226)
Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati (6'4", 215)
Emory Jones, Florida (6'2", 210)
JT Daniels, Georgia (6'3", 210)
Brock Purdy, Iowa State (6'1", 212)
Malik Willis, Liberty (6'1", 215)
Tanner Morgan, Minnesota (6'2", 215)
Carson Strong, Nevada (6'4", 215)
Sam Howell, North Carolina (6'1", 225)
Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma (6'1", 210)
Matt Corral, Ole Miss (6'1", 205)
Tyler Shough, Texas Tech (6'5", 220)
Kedon Slovis, USC (6'3", 215)

Running Backs

Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama (6'1", 228)
Trey Sanders, Alabama (6'0", 214)
Zamir White, Georgia (6'0", 215)
Tyler Goodson, Iowa (5'10", 200)
Breece Hall, Iowa State (6'1", 215)
Zach Charbonnet, Michigan (6'1", 220)
Mo Ibrahim, Minnesota (5'10", 210)
Ty Chandler, North Carolina (6'0", 210)
Kyren Williams, Notre Dame (5’9”, 195)
Master Teague, Ohio State (5'11", 226)
Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma (5'11", 220)
Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss (5'8", 190)
Kevin Harris, South Carolina (5'10", 225)
Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M (6'1", 225)
Ainias Smith Jr., Texas A&M (5'10", 190)
Keaontay Ingram, USC (6'0", 222)

Wide Receivers

John Metchie III, Alabama (6'0", 195)
Trey Knox, Arkansas (6'5", 207)
Treylon Burks, Arkansas (6'3", 225)
Frank Ladson, Clemson (6'3", 205)
Joseph Ngata, Clemson (6'3", 220)
Justyn Ross, Clemson (6'4", 205)
George Pickens, Georgia (6'3", 200)
Ty Fryfogle, Indiana (6'2", 210)
Chris Olave, Ohio State (6'1", 189)
Garrett Wilson, Ohio State (6'0", 188)
Jadon Haselwood, Oklahoma (6'2", 208)
Theo Whease, Oklahoma (6'3", 192)
Jahan Dotson, Penn State (5'11", 182)
David Bell, Purdue (6'2", 205)
Bru McCoy, USC (6'3", 220)
Drake London, USC (6'5", 210)

Tight Ends

Josh Whyle, Cincinnati (6'6", 235)
Braden Galloway, Clemson (6'4", 240)
Trey McBride, Colorado State (6'4", 260)
Peyton Hendershot, Indiana (6'4", 250)
Charlie Kolar, Iowa State (6'6", 257)
Chase Allen, Iowa State (6'7", 240)
Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State (6'5", 252)
Austin Stogner, Oklahoma (6'6", 262)
Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M (6'5", 255)
Greg Dulcich, UCLA (6'4", 242)
Cade Otton, Washington (6'5", 250)
Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin (6'5", 242)

Offensive Tackles

Evan Neal, Alabama (6'7", 360)
Jamaree Salyer, Georgia (6'4", 325)
Darian Kinnard, Kentucky (6'5", 345)
Austin Deculus, LSU (6'6", 331)
Zion Nelson, Miami (6'5", 316)
Charles Cross, Miss. State (6'5", 305)
Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State (6'5", 310)
Thayer Munford, Ohio State (6'6", 321)
Wanya Morris, Oklahoma (6'5", 313)
Nick Broeker, Ole Miss (6'4", 305)
Rasheed Walker, Penn State (6'6", 312)
Kenyon Green, Texas A&M (6'4", 325)
Logan Bruss, Wisconsin (6'6", 305)

Interior Offensive Line

Emil Ekiyor, Alabama (6'3", 324)
Alec Lindstrom, Boston College (6'3", 295)
Zion Johnson, Boston College (6'3", 310)
Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa (6'3", 289)
Colin Newell, Iowa State (6'4", 304)
Ed Ingram, LSU (6'3", 315)
Curtis Dunlap, Minnesota (6'5", 345)
Josh Sills, Oklahoma State (6'6", 330)
Paul Grattan, UCLA (6'4", 300)

Defensive Linemen

D.J. Dale, Alabama (6'3", 307)
Phidarian Mathis, Alabama (6'4", 312)
Tyler Davis, Clemson (6'2", 300)
Devonte Wyatt, Georgia (6'3", 301)
Jordan Davis, Georgia (6'6", 320)
Travon Walker, Georgia (6'5", 275)
Christopher Hinton, Michigan (6'4", 305)
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Notre Dame (6'2", 282)
Haskell Garrett, Ohio State (6'2", 299)
Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma (6'3", 290)
Zacch Pickens, South Carolina (6'3", 305)
Thomas Booker, Stanford (6'4", 310)
DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M (6'4", 290)

Edge Rushers

Merlin Robertson, Arizona State (6'3", 250)
Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati (6’3”, 258)
KJ Henry, Clemson (6'4", 255)
Xavier Thomas, Clemson (6'2", 270)
Adam Anderson, Georgia (6'5", 225)
Nolan Smith, Georgia (6'3", 235)
Owen Carney, Illinois (6'3", 260)
Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan (6'6", 269)
Tyreke Smith, Ohio State (6'3", 260)
Zach Harrison, Ohio State (6'6", 268)
Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma (6'3", 238)
Trace Ford, Oklahoma State (6'4", 248)
Tyler Lacy, Oklahoma State (6'4", 285)
Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon (6'5", 250)
George Karlaftis, Purdue (6'4", 275)
Drake Jackson, USC (6'4", 255)

Linebackers

Henry To'o To'o, Transfer Portal (6'2", 225)
Christian Harris, Alabama (6'2", 232)
Shane Lee, Alabama (6'0", 240)
Kuony Deng, California (6'6", 245)
Nate Landman, Colorado (6'3", 235)
Brenton Cox Jr., Florida (6'4", 252)
Ventrell Miller, Florida (6'1", 225)
Mike Rose, Iowa State (6'4", 245)
Mike Jones, LSU (6'0", 220)
Payron Wilson, NC State (6'4", 240)
Devin Lloyd, Utah (6'3", 232)

Cornerbacks

Josh Jobe, Alabama (6'1", 192)
Evan Fields, Arizona State (6'1", 195)
Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati (6'2", 188)
Andrew Booth, Clemson (6'0", 195)
Sheridan Jones, Clemson (6'0", 185)
Kaair Elam, Florida (6'2", 195)
Derek Stingley Jr., LSU (6'1", 195)
Sevyn Banks, Ohio State (6'1", 200)
MyKael Wright, Oregon (5'11", 182)
Derion Kendrick, Transfer Portal (6'0", 190)
Chris Steele, USC (6'1", 190)
Trent McDuffie, Washington (5'11", 195)

Safeties

Jordan Battle, Alabama (6'1", 210)
Greg Eisworth, Iowa State (6'0", 198)
Bubba Bolden, Miami (6'3", 200)
Daxton Hill, Michigan (6'0", 192)
Reed Blankenship, Middle Tennessee (6'1", 200)
Jalen Green, Miss. State (6'1", 195)
Brandon Joseph, Northwestern (6'1", 192)
Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame (6'4", 219)
Marcus Hooker, Ohio State (5'11", 200)
Kolby Harvell-Peel, Oklahoma State (6'0", 215)
Demani Richardson, Texas A&M (6'1", 210)
Leon O'Neal, Texas A&M (6'1", 210)